The decision to grant Sami Indian citizenship was taken after he renounced his Pakistani citizenship.
Sami was granted citizenship under Section 6 of the Indian Citizenship Act of 1955. Sami has been living in India since 2001.
His application for Indian citizenship was approved by the Attorney General of India following which the home ministry considered the same.
The home ministry also stated while considering his application that Sami had contributed in the field of art.
Moreover, it was also stated that he had made India his home.
The decision has been taken despite earlier opposition by the Shiv Sena.